Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.
Agatha Christie is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” — Legendary poet and master of horror Edgar Allan Poe. Print of Poe from NYPL’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.